S. Flöry, H. Pottmann
Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), conference, pp. 103-109, (2010)
In this work we address the challenges in the realization of free-form architecture and complex shapes in general with thtechnical advantages of ruled surfaces. We propose a geometry processing framework to approximate (rationalize) a given shape by one or multiple strips of ruled surfaces. We discuss techniques to achieve an overall smooth surface and develop a parametric model for the generation of curvature continuous surfaces composed of ruled surface strips. We illustrate the usability of the proposed process at hand of several projects, where the pipe line has been applied to compute NC data for mould production and to rationalize large parts of free-form facades.